Research Specialist : Metabolomics/Lipidomics - The Rockefeller University (Opening for March/April 2022)

Research Specialist : Metabolomics/Lipidomics - The Rockefeller University (Opening for March/April 2022) halwaseem  2022-02-10

We are looking to hire a talented and motivated scientist for our metabolomics/lipidomics platform, within the proteomics resource center, at Rockefeller University. Position is available ASAP.

The Rockefeller University, located at the Upper East Side of Manhattan, is a world-renowned center for research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences. We seek an enthusiastic and diligent colleague to join the Proteomics Resource Center ( The position is focused on small molecule applications of analytical chemistry and mass spectrometry. The position is an excellent opportunity to apply mass spectrometry-based analytical chemistry to exciting projects, spanning a wide range of sample and project types.


Maintaining and operating high-flow LC-MS/MS (Q-Exactive Plus), GCMS (Agilent Intuvo) and related equipment
Managing compound library
Interacting with and advising investigators with regard to experiments
Interacting with other Center staff in support of overall Center operations
Developing and implementing metabolomics related protocols in the Center
Processing, analyzing, and interpreting data and reporting findings to investigators and the Director of the Proteomics Resource Center
Generating standard operating procedures
Tracking and submitting billing and purchasing information
Monitoring and maintaining laboratory appearance

Who you are

Bachelor’s degree in science and a minimum of 2 years of related experience; Master’s degree or Ph.D. preferred
Strong analytical and practical skills in sample preparation, LC-MS, GCMS, and data analysis and interpretation
Excellent communication skills in oral and written English
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, and flexibility to interact with a diverse group of researchers
In-depth experience with liquid chromatography mass spectrometry based small molecule analysis
Hands-on experience with mass spectrometry, preferably Orbitrap type instruments, in-depth knowledge of instrument operation and maintenance, data interpretation, and knowledge of background literature
Practical experience with informatics is desirable
Ability to maintain and expand knowledge of mass spectrometry techniques through self-education, dialog with other experts, reading literature, and attending conferences and courses as necessary

About the Proteomics Resource Center (PRC)

Scientists at the PRC work and collaborate on a wide variety of projects with Rockefeller investigators as well as with scientists from not-for-profit institutions. Projects range from analysis of small molecules and metabolites to PTM analysis of thousands of proteins.

Examples of projects include nucleoside and amino acid quantitation, TCA cycle intermediates, analysis of secreted mosquito peptides, and quantitative profiling of exosomes. The PRC operates in a detail-oriented style and addresses projects individually; this allows the scientists of the Center to engage with many researchers and tackle a broad range of research areas. A Research Support Specialist at the PRC will be able to address biological projects using both metabolomics and proteomics mass spectrometry based strategies. The position is ideal for a scientist with hands-on LC-MS/MS and GCMS experience who has or wishes to gain additional experience in a very exciting and high-impact scientific environment.

To apply to this job, please email your resume and cover letter to